MC Lyte PhotoBORN: October 11, 2019, Queens, NY

Brooklyn rapper MC Lyte provided some of the better comebacks and put-downs aimed at out-of-control male egos and libidos, and she's also quite funny. It's to be hoped that the pop tinges on Act like You Know are merely an alternative, rather than a primary direction. MC Lyte responded to fans questioning her direction on Ain't No Other, her 1993 album. This marked a return to the tough-talking, fat beats and no-nonsense personna that had characterized her most successful material. Bad As I Wanna B appeared in 1996, followed in 1998 by Badder Than B-Fore and Seven & Seven, which included further guest appearances by Elliott, as well as Giovanni Salah and LL Cool J, the latter of which produced the track "Play Girls Play."

In addition to her own albums, MC Lyte has teamed with other artists from time to time, including Atlanta's Xscape on the Soul Train Award-winning "Keep on Keepin' On" (a track that also appeared on the Sunset Park soundtrack and became Lyte's second gold single), and has tried acting, appearing on several TV shows, including such comedies as Moesha and In the House, plus the crime drama New York Undercover. Lyte has also put aside time to become active in several social projects/organizations, including anti-violence campaigns, Rock the Vote, and AIDS benefits. In 2001, Rhino Records issued the 16-track career overview The Very Best of MC Lyte. Lyte then mounted a comeback in 2003 with Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide